July 11, 2013VCO: CRO1320A-LF Features Ultra Low Phase Noise for
Satellite Communication Equipment
Z-Communications, Inc. announces a new
RoHS compliant VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) model
for the SATCOM market. The CRO1320A-LF is designed to cover 1320 MHz with a tuning voltage
range of 0.5 to 4.5 Vdc. This single frequency, high performance VCO has been optimized
to feature extremely low phase noise of -120 dBc/Hz @ 10 kHz offset while operating
off a 5 Vdc supply and typically drawing only 29 mA of current.
CRO1320A-LF provides the end user an output power of 3±3 dBm into a 50 Ω load while
operating over the extended commercial temperature range of -40 to 85ºC. This unmatched VCO
suppresses the second harmonic to better than -18 dBc while operating with a tuning sensitivity
of only 3 MHz/V. The CRO1320A-LF is further heightened by its frequency stability versus
pushing and pulling. The VCO pulls less than 0.5 MHz with a 12 dB return loss, any
phase, and pushes less than 0.5 MHz/V within a 5% change of the supply voltage.
CRO1320A-LF comes in Z-Comm's industry standard MINI-16-SM package measuring 0.5 in. x 0.5 in.
x 0.22 in. It is available in tape and reel packaging for production requirements making it
ideal for automated surface mount assembly and reflow. For further information on this
model or any other product from Z-Communications, Inc. please contact our Applications department
via e-mail at email@example.com
us at 858-621-2700.
Z-Communications, Inc. is a pioneer in developing Voltage
Controlled Oscillators (VCO) and Phase Locked Loop (PLL) synthesizers for the commercial marketplace
since 1987. With devoted customers, Z-Communications, Inc. serves wireless and communication
industries by providing the most effective and competitively priced RF/microwave components,
as well as custom component designed to meet customer specific needs. Our sophisticated automated
manufacturing facility, located in the US at our headquarters in San Diego guarantees a high
level of repeatability, reproducibility and control. For more information please visit us at
or contact our sales department.
Phone: (858) 621-2700
Fax: (858) 486-1927